The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2009 , Vol 51 , Num 2
Neonatal suppurative submandibular sialadenitis
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Tapısız A, Belet N, Çiftçi E, Fitöz S, İnce E, Doğru Ü. Neonatal suppurative submandibular sialadenitis. Turk J Pediatr 2009; 51: 180-182.

Neonatal sialadenitis of the submandibular gland is a very rare clinical entity. Information about the etiopathogenesis and management of the disease is very limited. Prematurity, prolonged gavage feeding and dehydration are the frequent causes. This report presents a rare case of isolated suppurative submandibular sialadenitis in a full-term newborn without any risk factors. Possible etiology, diagnosis and management of this uncommon disease are discussed. Keywords : newborn, submandibular, sialadenitis

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